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Could It Be Time to Sell the British Pound?

Ricky Cove
Could It Be Time to Sell the British Pound?

The British pound (FXB) was unchanged against the US dollar (UUP) last week despite the dollar’s rally stalling, possibly due to the BOE’s (Bank of England) move to leave policy rates unchanged. British equity markets (BWX) are enjoying the pound’s weakness and have managed a seventh consecutive positive week, aided by continued positive momentum across global markets. According to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s May 11 commitment of traders report, speculators decreased their overall bullish positions on British pound (GBB) by 17,384 contracts last week, to 8,988 contracts from 26,372—the lowest level in two months.